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Old 09-17-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
We are having a debate in my house.....

When is is appropriate to bring out the Christmas dinnerware and mugs?

Me: November 1st
Mom: Thanksgiving
Brother: December 1st

I plan on winning this one!! There is no way I am waiting until December 1st! I can barely have them out over a month that way!
In my opinion, it varies according to your location.

In Canada, there isn't a national holiday between Halloween and Christmas. Although Remembrance Day should be a national holiday on November 11th, it isn't recognized. Therefore, you're really not getting too far ahead of yourself in terms of preparing for the "next" season. In my opinion, November 1st or November 12th/13th are acceptable. The 13th would be perfect, however, as it is the beginning of the Christmas Season!

In the US, I would say to wait until after Thanksgiving... or decorate during Thanksgiving. The family is together, why not make decorating fun?! Of course, I would still be tempted to decorate earlier.

Overseas, I guess it depends on your local/national holidays!

As for here, I don't mind decorating shortly after Halloween. Kim likes the decorations to be up for a while, so I leave it up to her. It's a win-win!

Again, this is for decorating. In terms of mugs and dinnerware, I think it is completely acceptable for November 1st. You win!
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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
We are having a debate in my house.....

When is is appropriate to bring out the Christmas dinnerware and mugs?

Me: November 1st
Mom: Thanksgiving
Brother: December 1st

I plan on winning this one!! There is no way I am waiting until December 1st! I can barely have them out over a month that way!
now, do it now!
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
Good for you!!! Always stick with your team!

I have stuck with the Bengals since the early 80's, all through the dreadful 90's. I always followed them but all the losing made me lose a lot of interest in football, that is why I only watch the Bengals, I can't sit through a game I have no following. My bro in law tried to get me to switch allegiances to the Patriots, but I am no bandwagon jumper like 95% of their fans are around here.
Me too! I will forever stick with the Toronto Maple leafs!
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
My kids are driving me BONKERS!!!!!!





Santa, I hope you are watching!!!
now I know who that was that ran past the store screaming!
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Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
Hello all. It hit me today....next week is probably THE week the Blossoms thread will open. I can't wait!!!!!
Hmmm.....
Next week?
Well. Maybe.
Then again........
Hmmm.....

Regardless -- before the end of the month.
(Would hate to launch prematurely, then have "A Christmas To Remember" show up the next day!)

Actually, next week IS the last full week in September!
(Time is really flying by, isn't it?)
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by made582 View Post
Pumpkin Spice M&M's= Not bad.
My wife would love them, she loves pumpkin. Me, pumpkin is one of my least favorite flavors out there. I once ate a pumpkin donut at work, I stopped eating donuts for 2 years, because all I could think of was that pumpkin flavor.
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Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
now I know who that was that ran past the store screaming!
Sorry!

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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post
Hi guys =]

Thanks for thinking of me.
Made's habits are wearing off on me, and I never dozed off last night. My brain wouldn't turn off, I guess. So frustrating.
I rested a lot today, and applied to a few different places. We really need the money, so please keep your fingers crossed.
Sorry I haven't commented on anything, I did get caught up but am pretty darn exhausted. Thinking of you all, you're always close to my heart.

Harlowe sends her love, too!

xx

I'm sorry you couldn't sleep last night - hope you get a lot of rest tonight! Praying you find something soon, snowflake! {{{HUGS}}}
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Hoping you don't get a frost and that your knee stop's bugging you soon!!!!
Thank you, Made!

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I hope your garden fares well, but I have to admit to a great deal of envy concerning your frost advisory. At one point today, the thermometer read 95. It's a much nicer 77 now at 9pm.
Thank you, Bradmac! Those are miserable temperatures where you live - I hope you get a cool down soon!!

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Meceka, I hope your knee feels better soon and that your garden will be alright. Have a good night!
Thank you, HmG!

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I hope your knee is feeling better!!! And I hope your garden survives - no problem!!!

After all this 100 Days To Christmas talk today, I realized I better get started on my Christmas afghan or it will have to wait until next year! Soooo...that's what I did tonight! I only have the foundation row + 1 1/2 more rows done, but it's a start!!! We are at 56 now - supposed to be 44 for our walk in the morning. We'll have to bundle up!!
Thank you, Holiday! That is a good start on your Christmas afghan! I really need to finish a few of the ones I have started and set aside for various reasons. They tend to pile up after a while!

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I am calling it a night, too. I have had NO energy today.
I hope you are better today and have lots of energy!

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Valeriemas...Saturday night ... Stock up the java...... Ohhhhh yessss. Yabba!!
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Originally Posted by Festive Spirit View Post
Good Morning! How was your evening/night? Hope you are all ready for a new day. Still raining here. I've got some Billie Holiday on and getting on with some house chores. Baby has just gone down for a nap so I might have a little coffee break!

We did get the chance to crack open a bottle of red wine and watch a couple old movies last night as planned. It was good o see them again after such a long time. We might keep the theme tonight and watch Guys and Dolls. I don't know what it is about the stormy weather that makes me want to go back in time.... I suppose the nostalgia is comforting somehow.

Ok well sorry for the random babbling.......lol Have a really good day everyone!
I love the movie Guys and Dolls - such fun songs! Luck Be a Lady is stuck in my head now.

Originally Posted by HomemakinGirl View Post
Good morning!
I just got back from walking the dogs. It is breezy and cool this morning. Temperatures are in the upper 40's and we will warm up to 65 degrees today. It finally feels like Fall weather.
My youngest is home from school today with a sore throat. I'm going to take her in to the doctor to make sure its not strep. I also need to go to the supermarket for a few things. Not too much else going on.
I hope everyone has a great day!
I hope your daughter is better!

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2 week notice?? I don't think so!!!!!!! You signed a lifetime contract!!! LOL!!!


Originally Posted by mgramsey View Post
Good morning all. The weather is starting to look nice here. The forecast high today is 69. Looking out on the 10 day forecast our highs should stay in the mid 70s with lows in upper 40s/lower 50s. Hopefully we are finished with 80 degree days. This coming Sunday we get to celebrate the start of Fall. Hope the first frost is soon.

We are driving down to check on my parents this weekend. Right now they are holding their own. We are now praying they are home and able to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Have a bless day all.
I'm praying along with you, mgramsey!
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